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The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association has a range of corporate branded Apparel and Merchandise available for sale, in addition to access to the online Assessment for the Turf Industry Certification Program - ensure you are logged into the site to receive Members discounts! 

In addition, the ASTMA provides a range of Golf Course Management books to further develop education and knowledge of the Golf Course Managers, Sportsfield Managers and those with a keen interest in Turfgrass and Environmental Management.

 

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Sports Turf Managers Certification Assessment

Access the Assessment for Industry Certification Program. The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association industry Certification Program is aimed at encouraging Turf Managers to invest in their continued professional development and recognise the establishment of Certified Sports Turf Managers (CSTM) as the leading Sports Turf professionals in the country. Members Only

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Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation

There are very few, if any, recently published Australian reference books devoted entirely to insect and mite pests. As authors Gary Beehag, Jyri Kaapro and Andrew Manners pen in their Forward to this 312 page book, their aim is to “fill a long-felt need in Australian turfgrass circles for an informative account of the wide range of insect and mite species that regularly cause serious, and at times catastrophic, damage to lawns and sports turfgrass”. As such, this publication is a great addition to the industry and is a fantastic reference for all Australian turfgrass managers. By: Gary Beehag, Jyri Kaapro and Andrew Manners

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Best Management Practices for Saline and Sodic Turfgrass Soils

University of Georgia duo Bob Carrow and Ronny Duncan would have to be among the most prolific authors within the international turfgrass management scene over the past decade and they have recently added another title to their ever-growing back catalogue. Hot on the heels of Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management, a 2009 collaboration with former superintendent and USGA agronomist Michael Huck, Carrow and Duncan have teamed together to publish Best Management Practices for Saline and Sodic Turfgrass Soils: Assessment and Reclamation. By R.N. Carrow and R.R. Duncan CRC Press, 2011

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Australian Native Grasses: Sowing, Growing and Using Them - Fourth Edition

The trend towards using native grasses within the golf course environment has developed momentum in recent times with many new course developments and course revegetation programmes taking advantage of the many benefits native grasses afford. Their tolerance to drought and ability to grow in challenging environments with minimal inputs, not to mention the aesthetic value they also add, have made native grasses a logical choice.

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Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases - Third Edition

The AGCSA often fields calls from industry practitioners wanting to know which books are considered the ‘must haves’ for their turf maintenance library collection. While Beard’s two seminal texts Turfgrass Science and Culture and Turf Management for Golf Courses top the annual best-seller lists, this book can also be considered as one of turf’s top texts.

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Turf Management for Golf Courses

Commonly referred to as 'Beard's Bible' after Dr. James B. Beard, the internationally recognised turfgrass agronomist who wrote it, the first edition of this essential work sold over 50,000. Since then, Dr. Beard has spent 16 years compiling his scientific research to update his original best-seller, which is written in conjunction with the entire USGA Green Section and covers every practical and technical aspect of turfgrass management, maintenance, and operation.

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Superintendents Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed

For much of his academic career, Michigan State University turfgrass academic specialist Dr Thomas Nikolai has spent his time amassing a huge bank of knowledge on green speed and in 2005 this culminated in the publishing of ‘The Superintendents Guide to Putting Green Speed’, a book which he has dedicated “to all golf course superintendents who have heard that their greens were too fast or too slow – on the same day”.

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Turf Maintenance Facility Design and Management

As any superintendent will tell you, the maintenance facility is the heart of golf course operations. The ‘shed’ can say a lot about a golf course, its superintendent and its workers, and a functional, organised facility not only improves workplace efficiencies but reduces costly downtime. Paramount in all of this too is the role of the turf technician.

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Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

With increased use of alternative irrigation water sources on turfgrass and landscape sites, management challenges related to irrigation water are becoming more complex and whole ecosystems-oriented. In response to this, three of the US turf industry’s most prominent figures have combined to pen a book which provides a comprehensive, science-based and practical-based understanding of irrigation water quality.

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Ecological Golf Course Management

In the old world of turfgrass maintenance, keeping turf as healthy as possible was seen as the first line of defence against problems, with particular attention paid to soil fertility, soil structure and organic matter. In the 1950s and 1960s that all changed, with many books and articles published on turfgrass maintenance espousing the use of the newest and most powerful chemicals to combat even the slightest of problems.

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Poa Annua: Physiology, Culture and Control of Annual Bluegrass

If there is one turf species that polarises opinion more than any other it is Poa annua. Classed by many as a weed despite its ability to not only effectively co-exist with other turf species but form a uniform and desirable surface for putting greens, Poa annua would rate as one of the most discussed species in sheds, lecture halls and conference halls the world over.

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Golf Greens: History, Design and Construction

Those golf course superintendents who have an appreciation of golf course design will be well versed with the philosophies of US-based course architect Michael Hurdzan. Over the past four decades Hurdzan has become one of the more prominent and respected members of the course architecture community and has a number of books to his credit, including the best-selling Golf Course Architecture: Design, Construction and Restoration.

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Sportsfields: Design, Construction and Maintenance (2nd Ed.)

A versatile ‘how-to’ guide, the second edition of the US’s Sports Turf Managers Association publication suggests solutions to common field problems that are not only helpful for professional sports turf practitioners, but also for park and recreation professionals, school curators and designers.

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Controlling Turfgrass Pests – Third Edition

As we are told from an early age, never judge a book by its cover. Well nothing could me more true for the second edition of Controlling Turfgrass Pests by Thomas Fermanian, Malcolm Shurtleff, Roscoe Randell, Henry Wilkinson, Philip Nixon. Despite a less than flattering cover, this US produced book provides a wealth of information on exactly that, controlling pests in order to produce top notch turf. This edition has been written as a basic text for turfgrass students and is also designed as a comprehensive reference too for the professional turfgrass manager and superintendent. The book contains both the technical and practical information necessary for decision-making and the day-to-day operation in all areas of turfgrass culture and management.

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Managing Bermudagrass Turf

This book provides turf managers with a thorough understanding on the requirements of producing quality couchgrass playing surfaces. There is a brief section on different couchgrass cultivars but does not review many of the varieties that are available on the Australian market today. The book provides detailed information on golf green planting and establishment, although as with most American publications quantities are primarily given in imperial measurements.

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Turfgrass Problems – Picture Clues and Management Options

Designed to be a highly practical and quick-help guide, Turfgrass Problems – Picture Clues and Management Options by Eva Gussack and Dr Frank S. Rossi, is a handy pocket-sized reference book to help turfgrass managers, golf course superintendents and others identify turfgrass problems and implement appropriate management strategies to maintain healthy plants. The 200-plus page guide, which contains full colour pictures throughout and is easily navigated through the use of colour-coded chapter tabs, covers problems that affect cool-season turfgrasses, including creeping bentgrass, Kentucky bluegrasses, annual bluegrasses, fine-leaf fescues, tall fescues and perennial ryegrasses.

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VGCSA Turf Management Safety DVD

Occupational health and safety has become a major focal point for the turf industry in recent times and many golf clubs have invested considerable amounts of time, effort and money into ensuring their facilities comply with the gamut of legislation now present. One of the keys to ensuring a safe working environment is the continual education of course maintenance staff, especially those new to the industry. Working on a golf course poses a number of risks, whether it’s working with potentially dangerous machinery, working outdoors and being exposed to potential skin cancers, being knocked out by errant golf balls or using toxic chemicals as part of turf management spraying programmes.

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